Billy first picked up the sticks at age 12. He got his first drum set at 15, and started teaching drums lessons in his community by age 17. After attending St. Cloud State University on a jazz scholarship, Billy has since made a name for himself as a versatile touring and session drummer for 30 years and counting. Best known for performing throughout the world with Jonny Lang in the late 90s/early 2000s, Billy has since performed and/or recorded with a diverse number of artists, including rockers Soul Asylum and Urge Overkill, music legends Bobby Vee and Al Kooper, as well as, singer songwriters Kevin Bowe and Peter Himmelman. More recently, he has held down the drum seat for "North Country" artists Rocket Club, and the prog-grass band Galactic Cowboy Orchestra.
Billy is currently back to his hard rock roots, drumming full time year round with the arena-rock act HAIRBALL, all while staying versatile cutting drum tracks for numerous clients from his home studio.